Do the associations work OK when just clicking on a .doc, .ppt .etc in the regular file system? Also did you build with the latest version 4.0.1-2866 ther were some related fixes in that build.
One of our customers had the same problems. As Tracy wrote, try Version 4.01.2866 and the problems should be solved.
As you have both suggested I tried latest version 4.1.2866 and this problem still exists. It happens for all applications that are more deeply integrated with the OS, like Office 2003 or even Adobe Reader (tried versions 8 and 9). Reader works fine when launched itself or by opening any .pdf file, however Internet Explorer (versions 6 and 7) doesn't display PDFs in a browser window, it has to be saved on a local drive and then opened instead. Active X controls that do it are missing.
It does make sens to me, as Windows doesn't know what is in the sandbox. Obviously if ActiveX control launching PDFs within a web browser was captured into a virtual package, then hosts browser won't even know it exists. Is there really no obvious solution to that?
Thanks for all answers
Try setting %temp% and % internet cache% folders as merged in your project directory and then rebuild the project. If those folders do not exist in your build directory, create them and then copy the attributes.ini from %personal% to each folder (the attributes.ini should have DirectoryIsolation=Merged). Many apps write file to %temp% and then the external application picks it up from there, If %temp% is sandboxed, the external app can't see it and will fail to open the file.
Ok, you use version 4.01.2866
How do you deploy your packages? As .msi
but did you thinreg your files with this new version. This is important, otherwise it don´t work